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Alert | Community Association Law Alert
Jul 23, 2019 | Updates on Legislation That Affects Florida Community Associations
Only a few bills passed this year that affect community associations. These bills pertain to:     1. fire sprinkler and engineered life safety systems in condominiums,     2. removal of dangerous trees,     3. vegetable gardens, and     4. Assi...
Alert | Education Law Alert
Jul 18, 2019 | FY 2020-2021 Ohio Biennial Budget Select Education Provisions
After a 17-day delay, state budget negotiations have concluded, and Governor Mike DeWine signed Ohio’s $69 billion two-year state operating budget into law. On June 30, lawmakers passed an interim budget, which ran through July 17, to temporarily fun...
Alert | Public Law Alert
Jul 18, 2019 | Ohio State Budget Update: What You Need To Know
After a 17-day delay, state budget negotiations concluded, and Governor Mike DeWine signed Ohio’s $69 billion two-year state operating budget into law. On June 30, lawmakers passed an interim budget, which ran through July 17, to temporarily fund sta...
Alert | Public Law Alert
Jul 1, 2019 | Ohio Budget Update: State Lawmakers Miss Deadline to Pass Ohio’s Budget
For the first time in a decade, Ohio’s legislature failed to meet the June 30 statutory deadline to pass its two-year operating budget and were forced to take the unusual step of suspending the state constitution to pass an interim budget. As a stopg...
Alert | Public Law Alert
Jun 27, 2019 | Congressional Vote to Ensure Protections for State Cannabis Programs
The U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2020 Commerce-Justice-Science spending bill that protects legal cannabis programs in all states, Washington D.C. and U.S. territories, from interference by the U.S. De...
Alert | Tax Alert
Jun 27, 2019 | Defending Against Ohio Tax Audits and Appealing Ohio Tax Assessments
The Ohio Department of Taxation (“The Department”) investigates and institutes various types of audits to explore potential non-compliance by businesses. Thus, Ohio businesses should be aware that this potential cost and exposure is lurking out there...
Alert | Public Law Alert
Jun 21, 2019 | Illinois Set to Legalize Recreational Marijuana
Illinois will soon become the eleventh state to legalize recreational marijuana. The Illinois Legislature passed the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (HB 1438), which allows the legal possession and sale of recreational marijuana beginning January 1,...
Alert | Public Law Alert
Jun 7, 2019 | FDA Holds First-Ever Public Hearing on CBD
The Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) held its first-ever public hearing on cannabidiol (“CBD”) on Friday, May 31, 2019 with over one hundred (100) speakers and ten (10) hours of testimony. The purpose of the hearing was to obtain scientific data...
Alert | Employment Services Alert
Jun 7, 2019 | Ohio House Passes HB 80, Includes PTSD Expansion
On June 5, the Ohio House of Representatives passed House Bill 80, which added several updates to the Ohio Workers’ Compensation program. This is notable because HB 80 is officially a budget bill, with a deadline of passing both Senate approval and s...
Alert | Public Law Alert
Jun 6, 2019 | Federal Agency Changes on the Horizon for Hemp and Hemp-Derived Products - Including CBD
Two recent announcements from the federal government may indicate a loosening of restrictions regarding hemp and hemp-derived products. First, the Transportation Security Administration (“TSA”) recently announced that it will allow people to fly with...
Alert | Corporate, Tax & Transactional Alert
Jun 4, 2019 | The Importance of a Startup’s Board of Directors
Countless new businesses, commonly known as “startups,” are launched each and every day, and while some of them may have better business models than others, a startup’s ability to successfully grow from a seed into a stable, mature, and profitable bu...
Alert | Public Law Alert
May 24, 2019 | One Week Away: Upcoming FDA Hearing on Cannabis Products
Anyone involved in the Cannabis or related industries should pay close attention to an upcoming Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) hearing which is scheduled to obtain scientific data and information about the safety, manufacturing, product quality...
Alert | Public Law Alert
May 22, 2019 | Cannabis-Related Trademarks
In recent years, it has been difficult for cannabis companies to develop and protect consistent and comprehensive brands on a nationwide basis, due to the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office’s (“USPTO’s”) refusal of federal registration for trademarks use...
Alert | Employment Services Alert
May 21, 2019 | Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Submits Dividend Proposal
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Board of Directors, under the Audit Subcommittee, has set forth the dividend proposal for all state fund employers. The Bureau will be paying 88% of 2017 policy year premiums to employers. Dividends will be is...
Alert | Tax Alert
May 15, 2019 | Proposed Tax Changes in Ohio Budget Bill
The 2020-2021 Ohio Biennial Budget passed the Ohio House by a vote of 85-9, and moves on to the Ohio Senate for debate. House Bill 166 has a number of important tax law changes that will affect not only Ohioans, but also businesses that could now hav...
Alert | Employment Services Alert
Apr 30, 2019 | Attention Employers: EEO-1 Component 2 Pay Data is Due September 30, 2019
According to a bench ruling issued on April 25, 2019, employers who submit annual EEO-1 Reports to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) are required to provide Component 2 pay data for the current reporting period by September 30,...
Alert | Public Law Alert
Apr 26, 2019 | Banking the Cannabis Industry – Is It SAFE?
Congress recently took a key first-step to allow banks to provide financial services to cannabis-related people and businesses (CRBs). Under current law, banks could face civil and criminal liability for banking with CRBs. The Secure and Fair Enfo...
Alert | Appellate Alert
Apr 25, 2019 | Roetzel & Andress: 2018 Appellate Year in Review
2018 was an outstanding year for Roetzel’s appellate team. We represented our clients in an incredibly wide variety of cases in both state and federal courts, appealing adverse trial court rulings and successfully defending lower court victories on a...
Alert | Health Care Provider Alert
Apr 18, 2019 | CMS Ends Moratorium on New Home Health Agencies in Illinois and Implements Review Choice Demonstration for Home Health Services
The Moratorium The Social Security Act grants the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”)  the authority to impose a moratorium on enrollment of home health agencies (“HHAs”) in the Medicare and Medicaid programs if CMS determines that...
Alert | Public Law Alert
Apr 18, 2019 | US Treasury Issues Opportunity Zones Guidance
Qualified Opportunity Zones, created by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, were designed to spur investment in distressed communities throughout the country through tax benefits. Since 8,700 QOZs have been identified, this has become an important and ev...